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Nov.5, 2008

Vol. 109, No. 4

The new Lewis Library

In response to: The Gehry that landed on Ivy Lane

By Gordon H. Hart '70

Published in the November5, 2008 issue

The Oct. 8 issue of PAW has a beautiful photo of the new Frank Gehry-designed Lewis Library on the front cover. The article within the magazine has more photos and descriptions of this building, as well as people’s reactions to it. There is no mention of its energy efficiency,...

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The new Lewis Library #2

In response to: The Gehry that landed on Ivy Lane

By Walter Gamble '53

Published in the November5, 2008 issue

About this new Lewis Library: What is it with Princeton architecture? Haven’t you learned a lesson from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and its Gehry building? Ask them about the usefulness of odd-angled inside space. How about maintenance costs? I understand MIT is suing...

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Adding another eyesore

In response to: The Gehry that landed on Ivy Lane

By Clinton W. Kemp ’71

Published in the November5, 2008 issue

Is no one willing to say that Frank Gehry’s architecture is intrinsically odious and that, in juxtaposition to Princeton’s Gothic theme, it is particularly hideous? I visit the campus infrequently these days and, when I do, I am struck by the awful accumulation of truly ugly...

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Praising the Pre-rade

In response to: Get out and vote, Tilghman urges freshmen

By John Barnard '69

Published in the November5, 2008 issue

Pre-rade (Notebook, Oct. 8)? What a brilliant idea! What incredible symbolism! Every time I march in the P-rade, I am thrilled, and the biggest thrill is passing through the senior class, because of the emotional rush they exchange with the alumni. Starting the frosh off with...

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Not-so-foolish idea

In response to: The Brutus of the conspiracy

By Robert R. Cullinane ’70

Published in the November5, 2008 issue

May I take issue with my friend Barksdale Maynard ’88’s characterization of Woodrow Wilson 1879’s quad plan as “a foolish, pet scheme” (feature, Sept. 24)? Though the idea of residential colleges may have been regarded as radical by certain influential men on the Board of...

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